Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-11 23:00:21
ID: 59454
StormyWeather, you need to brush up on your reading comprehension. My post was that I had a FRIEND who used FMLA. And to everyone calling bullshit, how about you ask for the whole story before jumping on someone? I didn't feel like going into the whole sordid story about her working the system, so cool your jets! Yes, one can (and DID) use her FMLA and was off work for two years. This is the same friend who decided after fifteen years that I wasn't her friend anymore, and ended up leaving her husband and moving 800 miles away to be with a guy she met online. Yeah, she has issues. Damn, but you people are a hot mess!
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Posted by: Stormyweather
2019-03-11 17:31:57
ID: 59449
In response to a confession. Maybe you should just focus on you, rather than what coworkers are doing. This level of knowledge of what someone else is doing is time consuming and not your problem or business.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-11 12:58:10
ID: 59444
So she didn't take 2 years of FMLA, which is what you said in your original post, and is what I called you out on. She took sick leave, vacation, and disability. And she got fired. If she got fired how is that getting away with it?
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-11 04:56:51
ID: 59434
OP fired for "misconduct." I had no written or even verbal warnings. The only thing ever said was about a year ago when my boss told me to "work it out" with her. I'm wondering if he's just had too many employees leave and file for unemployment (which reflects poorly on him) so he's using that as an excuse. He's probably kicking himself for letting me go and not waiting for me to say I was leaving, like I had said I was going to do if it happened again. In any case, it was a wrong move for him. Schizz is about to hit the fan.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-11 02:25:35
ID: 59439
The woman was a pro at getting FMLA. She didn't take it all at once; she'd take sick leave, then a couple days FMLA; then a week's vacation. At one time she applied for and got some kind of disability for a few months through her employer. She went back to work for ONE DAY, then took four sick days and was back claiming FMLA the following week. This is a woman who had three jobs in five years, and had a comp claim with each one of them. She ran her scheme for exactly two years. Then her employer sent her a letter saying she had to come back to work. She worked one day, called in sick the second, and got fired on the third. I won't call you a liar like you did me, but I can say you're full of shit because it CAN and DID happen.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-11 01:04:20
ID: 59436
FMLA allows for 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. Anything more than that is not protected. So claiming that someone took 2 solid years of FMLA is bullshit. They didn't. If their employer gave them that time off, it was because they wanted to, not because they had to.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-10 22:54:11
ID: 59433
I wonder a lot if I got my job just because I'm female. I'm in a very male dominated field and a lot of companies want women in my position to make them look good.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-10 22:49:28
ID: 59431
In response to a confession. You don't have to take FMLA consecutively. You can split it up over several years. That's what my sister had done so she could help be a caregiver for my mom. Plus, it's unpaid and you need a doctor to sign off on it--it's not like people just want to get out of work for no good reason.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-10 19:31:32
ID: 59405
In response to a confession. They don't have to worry about getting fired because of too many absences. The rest of us who don't have medical issues can if we have too many call-ins (sick, famly emergency, car trouble). In other words staff who come to work 95% of the time can get fired before those only show up 50% of the time. One lady who has IBS called in the last 3 Fridays because of it. Another has heart issues and calls in at least once every other week since winter began. You can't depend on them being there.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-03-10 17:50:34
ID: 59423
Plus, I'm not sure if it's like this everywhere, but my dad had to jump through hoops and fill out tons of paperwork, just to even get FMLA. Plus the doctor had to fill out some paperwork too, describing the illness in detail. So I call BS on the 2 years as well.
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